By Rosa N. Schnyer, John J. B. Allen PhD, Sabrina K. Hitt PhD, Rachel Manber PhD, Ted J. Kaptchuk OMD, Michael E. Thase MD
This pioneering ebook unites either western and standard chinese language drugs to give a step by step technique for comparing and treating melancholy with acupuncture. utilizing research-oriented trials, it addresses basic concerns in acupuncture examine and gives guidance for the layout of acupuncture therapy reviews.
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This model is based on research with both 22 Acupuncture in the Treatment of Depression humans and animals, and has detailed how animals and humans learn that their efforts do not affect their situation and as a result they give up. Learning that behavior does not influence the situation causes motivational, cognitive, and emotional changes that resemble those in depression (Seligman 1975). Humans learn to feel helplessness not only by being in an uncontrollable situation, but also by coming to expect that their behavior will not affect important outcomes.
Because shen is considered to have a material basis, its importance in medicine is not independent of the body. Kaptchuk (1983) refers to shen Chinese Medicine Theory 41 as the capacity of the mind to form ideas and the desire of the personality to live life. Human consciousness, memory, mental and emotional faculties, and awareness all indicate the presence of shen. For there to be consciousness and awareness, there needs to be sufficient qi; for the spirit to be quiet and calm, there needs to be enough blood to nourish it and settle it.
Depending on the viability of the organ systems in a particular individual, liver depression qi stagnation" may affect the functions of other viscera and bowels. The combination of liver depression with predisposing factors precipitates, in turn, the cascade of disease mechanisms that characterizes each distinct pattern of disharmony present during depression. We will explain further the concept of qi stagnation, its relationship to depression, its complications and ramifications. e. the movement and transformation of qi and its proper circulation and direction), liver depression qi stagnation is likely to always be a significant factor in mental-emotional problems.
Acupuncture in the Treatment of Depression: A Manual for Practice and Research by Rosa N. Schnyer, John J. B. Allen PhD, Sabrina K. Hitt PhD, Rachel Manber PhD, Ted J. Kaptchuk OMD, Michael E. Thase MD